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MEXT scholarship

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities.

Categories

There are three main categories of MEXT Scholarship program (Research students*) which Nagoya City University accepts.

Categories University
Recommendation
Embassy
Recommendation
Domestic
Section
Eligibility Applicant, not residing in Japan, who will be able to arrive in Japan prior to the enrollment period as a graduate-level student and are under 35 years of age. Those who have already enrolled the graduate course at NCU and are under 35 years of age.
Monthly
allowance
Research students(non-degree):143,000JPY
Master's students: 144,000JPY
Doctoral students:145,000JPY
Master's students: 144,000JPY
Doctoral students: 145,000JPY
School Fees Examination, admission and tuition fees are exempted Tuition fees are exempted
Airfares One round-trip ticket provided Return ticket will be provided

*Research students mean "graduate students" and "research students (non-degree)".

Study in JAPAN Comprehensive Guide

University Recommendation (Special Program)

We have launched a special program "Nurturing Global Leaders in Environmental and Pharmaco-medical Safety Sciences ".

Please find details on MEXT Scholarship Application Guideline(University Recommendation 2021 Special program).

MEXT Scholarship Application Guideline (University Recommendation 2021 Special program)(PDF 380.9 KB)

FAQ(PDF 217.7 KB)

(1)Schedule for 2021
December Starting Application
Mid-January Deadline for Application
January-February Screening by Graduate School
Screening by Nagoya City University
Mid-March Apply to MEXT through Nagoya City University
June Notification of Results from MEXT
June-August Admission and Immigration
September- Arrival in Japan
Master's or Doctoral students
(2)Application documents submission

1. Applicants must find a supervisor at NCU before applying from the list.

list of supervisors(PDF 233.1 KB)

Graduate School of Medical Sciences :

https://www.nagoya-cu.ac.jp/med/english/organization/index.html

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences :

https://www.nagoya-cu.ac.jp/phar/english/research/index.html

Graduate School of Science :

https://www.nsc.nagoya-cu.ac.jp/researchers-e.html

2. After obtaining the supervisor's consensus, download and fill out the forms below and prepare all the required documents.

For more details about the required documents, please refer to "MEXT Scholarship Application Guideline (University Recommendation 2021 Special program)"

3. Completed application forms and required documents must be submitted to your supervisor by the designated deadline.

Notes:
  • International Affairs Office does not introduce a supervisor to an applicant.
  • We will not accept any application after the deadline.
  • Application documents wil not be returned after submission.

If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail with title of "MEXT scholarship".

(3)Application documents

2021 Application form for MEXT scholarship(double-side printing,original,no photocopies or PDF)(EXCEL 52.7 KB)

Field of study and research plan(double-side printing)(WORD 20.2 KB)

(4)Internal selection for Privately-financed international students

Privately-financed international students of graduate school can also enroll in this special education program,Environmental and Pharmacomedical Safety Sciences.

Please find details below for admission.

履修学生選抜要項(日本語版)(PDF 436.6 KB)

Application guide for Internal Selection 2020 (English)(PDF 426.9 KB)

Application form (WORD 37.9 KB)

Research plan(WORD 19.8 KB)

University Recommendation(General Program)

For University Recommendation, Nagoya City University (NCU) screens the applications of students who are from partner universities and selects candidates to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) as research students.
Prior to submitting application materials to NCU, please contact NCU faculty member whom you would like to have as a supervisor, and consult him/her about your application.

(1)Schedule for 2021
December Starting Application
January-February Screening by Graduate School
Screening by Nagoya City University
Mid-March Apply to MEXT through Nagoya City University
June Notification of Results from MEXT
June-August Admission and Immigration
September- Arrival in Japan
Research students (non-degree)to prepare for entrance exam
Or
Master's or Doctoral students
(2)Application documents submission
  1. Applicants must find a supervisor at NCU before applying.
  2. After obtaining the supervisor's consensus, download and fill out the forms below and prepare all the required documents. *For more details about the required documents, please refer to "MEXT Scholarship Guideline (University Recommendation)"
  3. Completed application forms and required documents must be submitted to your supervisor by the designated deadline.
Notes:
  • International Affairs Office does not introduce a supervisor to an applicant.
  • We will not accept any application after the deadline.
  • Application documents will not be returned after submission.

If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail with title of "MEXT scholarship".

(3)Application documents

2021 Application form for MEXT scholarship (double-side printing, original, no photocopies or PDF)(EXCEL 51.9 KB)

Field of study and research plan (double-side printing)(WORD 20.2 KB)

2021 MEXT Scholarship Guidline (University Recommendation)(WORD 32.1 KB)

For inquiries

International Affairs Office
Nagoya City University
E-mail: ryugaku[at]sec.nagoya-cu.ac.jp
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